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First National Bank hosts Social Security workshop

First National Bank and First National Financial Services will hold a Social Security workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at First National Bank, 1630 Tiffin Ave., Findlay.

This workshop will provide a general discussion about how the Social Security and Medicare programs work, discuss the important issues both programs face now and in the future and outline some effective strategies for successfully maximizing these benefits.

If interested, please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 4th by calling the Bluffton office at 419-358-5500.


Jasi Crawfis Lions peace poster contest winner

Lindsay Theis second and Amber Gladwell third

Jasemin “Jasi” Crawfis  is the 2017 Bluffton Lions Club Lions International Peace Poster Contest winner.

Jasi is a 7th grade student at Bluffton Middle School, and the daughter of Jason and Jami Crawfis. Her winning picture will compete at the district level with winners sponsored by other Lions clubs in northwestern Ohio.

Entries were evaluated based on artistic merit, originality, and the best expression of this year’s contest theme, “The Future of Peace.”   


Icon invites you to a free showing of "It's a Wonderful Life" on Friday

All you do is buy your own popcorn

Let the Blaze of Lights begin!

The Icon, in cooperation with Shannon Theatre, is happy to launch this year's Blaze on Friday afternoon.

Bluffton Icon sponsors two free showings of "It's a Wonderful Life," the 1946 classic featuring the all-star cast of James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore at the Shannon Theatre.

The free showings are at 1:30 and 4 p.m. The showings are also part of the Shannon Theatre's Customer Appreciation Weekend.

Did you watch BHS defeat Grove 44-0 in football on Thanksgiving Day?

Probably not - the game was played 88 seasons ago

Football on Thanksgiving day?

It was a popular and frequent event in Bluffton in the 1920s and early 1930s. The photo with this story shows the starting 11 on Bluffton’s 1929 team, which was one of the all-time great squads, as you will see by the game scores. BHS was only scored on three times.

This team also had the unfortunate distinction of losing only one game – to the Pandora Flying Dutchmen. Bluffton finished the season at 8-1.


Great musical entertainment on Blaze schedule

Following the parade, leading to lights turned on

One popular group and two new performers will entertain the Blaze of Lights crowd on Saturday in downtown Bluffton. The performance stage is at the corner of Main and Cherry streets.

Once the Blaze parade ends – estimated to end about 6 p.m. – musical entertainment takes the Blaze stage until this year’s “switch hitter” turns on the Ream holiday folk art light display.

Saturday’s entertainment follows:
• Bluffton High School show choir
, directed by Kara Zink. This group is a popular Blaze entertainer year after year.

Harvest dinner raises needed funds for area food pantries

A project of the Bluffton University Nutrition Association

By Cara Echols
University student news writer 

The Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) hosted the 15th annual Harvest Dinner on Nov. 17.

Women's Hoops take down Heidelberg 79-57

November 21, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Men's Basketball takes down Ohio Midwestern 79-58

November 21, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - After an 0-2 start on the road, the Bluffton University men’s basketball squad tipped off for the first time on their home court against the Ohio Midwestern Rams. The Beavers jumped out to a hot start and never looked back as they marched to a 79-58 win, moving to 1-2 on the season.

Community, business and leadership lessons

Seven university students attend MEDA conference in Canada

By Jena O’Brien, university
public relations student assistant

Lessons on community, business and leadership merged this year during the annual Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) conference in Vancouver, Canada.

During the conference, seven Bluffton University students, including Wyatt Baer, a senior accounting major from Marshallville, learned how business majors can leverage their strengths to improve society.

The students were also able to network with business professionals and community leaders also in attendance.

Here's a good problem - where to eat during the Blaze

Nine Main Street area options for food on Saturday

Saturday's 31st annual Blaze of Lights offers several opportunities to "eat locally" according to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Here's a lists of businesses offering food:

Bluffton Lions Club Foundation: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m. Drive up behind the Dollar Store parking lot. Eat in at tables on the lower level of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.  See a Lions member for tickets or call Greg Denecker at 419-358-5901.